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In Ahmedabad, India, Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity
Woman works in her home in Ahmedabad, India.
  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity

5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
New Delhi's air quality, already poor, tends to plummet as Diwali ends and winter begins. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation
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Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof
  • Cities
  • drought
  • Water
Insights
Tight-packed buildings in Chennai, India
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Buildings
Insights
Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
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PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
The waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Members of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
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PODCAST: The Political Economy of Air Quality with Jessica Seddon

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
Haze of air pollution over Bangkok sunrise.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
Ahmedabad uses a special process for acquiring land to make sure new developments receive city services.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
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India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped.

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
Waste collection door-to-door by the members of the SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India. Photo Credit: Brodie Talbot
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
Bus in Quito.
  • Urban Mobility
  • data
  • Cities
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Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • world resources report
Choral Mauladia, a street vendor and trade unionist in Ahmedabad. Photo: Getty Images Reportage.
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • world resources report
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Mass Transit Is a Public Good. Everyone—Not Just Riders—Should Pay For It.

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
Looking out onto the Delhi Metro tracks in Badarpur. Flickr/Axel Drainville
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Insights

Photo Essay: How Climate Change Affects the Urban Poor in India and Indonesia

  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
Asian man standing by waterway
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
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Make Cycling Safer in China—By Design

  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Biking in downtown Beijing.
  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

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